Climate

U.S. Offers Renewable Fuel Standards for Vehicles
April 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

The United States announced new standards for renewable fuels for cars and trucks Tuesday, but stopped short of committing to regulate greenhouse gases that spur global warming.

Study Shows New York City Puts Out Nearly One Percent of Greenhouse Gases in U.S.
April 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Sara Kugler, Associated Press

New York City produces nearly 1 percent of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions -- an amount that puts it on par with Ireland and Portugal -- according to a city study.

New Climate Change Report Released
April 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press

Warming temperatures will cause increased drought and sea-level rises in Australia and New Zealand by 2030 and threaten ecologically rich sites such as the Great Barrier Reef, according to excerpts from a new scientific report released Tuesday.

Love & Music? Yes. Carbon? No. Woodstock, N.Y., Takes on Global Warming
April 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Hill, Associated Press

Woodstock is best known for the 1969 rock concert that borrowed its name and was held some 50 miles away in Bethel. But the old artists' colony is plugging firmly into the zeitgeist of 2007, a time when hybrid cars are hot and Al Gore's climate-change documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," won two Oscars.

Forecaster Blasts Gore on Global Warming
April 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press

A top hurricane forecaster called Al Gore "a gross alarmist" Friday for making an Oscar-winning documentary about global warming. "He's one of these guys that preaches the end of the world type of things," Dr. William Gray said in an interview with The Associated Press at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans.

Duke Foundation To Provide $100 Million for Global Warming Research
April 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A $100 million fund is being set up by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to pay for five years of research into global warming. The aim of the foundation's Climate Change Initiative is to look at policies that can speed the use of new technologies to reduce carbon dioxide, methane and other industrial gases.

Heathrow Passengers Turn Blind Eye to Warming
April 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Gerard Wynn, Reuters

Aviation contributes less to global warming than the likes of cars and farming but focuses minds on climate change because a single long-haul flight can double someone's annual greenhouse gas emissions.

UN Panel Issues Bleakest Warning on Climate
April 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Jeff Mason, Reuters

Top climate experts issued their bleakest forecasts yet about global warming on Friday, ranging from hunger in Africa to a thaw of Himalayan glaciers in a study that may add pressure on governments to act.

Goa, Going, Gone: Asia Tourism Faces Climate Chaos
April 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Simon Gardner, Reuters

Enjoy your exotic Asian beach or skiing holidays while you can. In coming decades, warmer weather, rising seas, more intense storms, even changes in ocean currents will literally wipe some idyllic destinations off the tourist map, experts say.

Acidic Oceans Threatening Sea Life, UN Panel Says
April 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters

Rising carbon dioxide emissions are making the world's oceans more acidic, particularly closer to the poles, heralding disaster for marine life, a major U.N. report on climate change impacts says.

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